Lemonade. The quintessential treat we sip at picnics, barbecues, or after a long day working the land. Lavender not only classes this drink up and gives it a smooth finish, it renders it's soothing, stress-relieving properties to de-frazzle the nerves. This soft purply herb has a very strong flavor, so all you have to do is drop a bouquet of it into a jar of lemonade and it will infuse beautifully. If you don't have access to fresh lavender, simply use one of these reusable tea bags, fill it with dried lavender, and place into the recipe.
Raw Honey-Sweetened Lavender Lemonade
Makes 5 cups, prep time: 5 minutes
- juice from 4 lemons
- 1/2 cup raw honey
- 3 cups filtered water
- 2 cups ice cubes
- 1 bouquet lavender, about 1 inch thick
- Place all ingredients except lavender in a blender (you'll get the smoothest results from a high-speed blender like a vita-mix). Blend on hight for 45-60 seconds. Pour into a pitcher or a 2-quart mason jar.
- Use cooking twine to tie together the lavender. Drop into the lemonade & allow it to steep a few minutes before serving. The longer it steeps, the stronger the flavor gets. Once the lemonade is gone, you may tie up the lavender in cheese cloth (pictured below) and place it in the tub to bless the next bather with a soothing, fragrant bath.
|Lavender in cheesecloth, ready for the tub.|